|Sadayatana 173: A Burning Wind - John Tocher|
It was a burning wind -- it burned through Susan's sleep like acid on silk, reaching deep into each smooth furrow of her body. The nightgown was too much. Her breasts felt as though covered with sand, with insects, as though she lay buried to the neck in an anthill in a hot summer storm. By turns it was terrible and then sweet -- a tickling, moving, crawling sensation. An awareness of the physical that not even sleep could override...
Keywords: dark ambient; experimental; drone; podcast; alex hedin; fugasatanae; jism; kostin michail; neon lotus; peer saer; septicaemia; tribe of astronauts; zreen toyz
|Sadayatana 172: The Long Night - John Tocher|
A picnic. Picture a forest, a country road, a meadow. Cars drive off the country road into the meadow, a group of young people get out carrying bottles, baskets of food, transistor radios, and cameras. They light fires, pitch tents, turn on the music. In the morning they leave. The animals, birds, and insects that watched in horror through the long night creep out from their hiding places. And what do they see? Old spark plugs and old filters strewn around.....
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; experimental; podcast; alan morse davies; djinnestan; grove of whispers (featuring pixyblink); invisible waves; kirill platonkin; meho; nagual art; nordbeck; overhaul in damnation; willy stamati; xalm retribution
|Sadayatana 170: Within God - John Tocher|
The Beduin could not look for God within him: he was too sure that he was within God. He could not conceive anything which was or was not God, Who alone was great; yet there was a homeliness, an everyday-ness of this climatic Arab God, who was their eating and their fighting and their lusting, the commonest of their thoughts, their familiar resource and companion, in a way impossible to those whose God is so wistfully veiled from them by despair of their carnal unworthiness of Him and by the dec...
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|Sadayatana 171: From The Beginning - John Tocher|
Every moment in your life is a turning and every one a choosing. Somewhere you made a choice. All followed to this. The accounting is scrupulous. The shape is drawn. No line can be erased. I had no belief in your ability to move a coin to your bidding. How could you? A person's path through the world seldom changes and even more seldom will it change abruptly. And the shape of your path was visible from the beginning...
Keywords: dark ambient; experimental; noise; podcast; arcane waves; berthelot; cousin silas; c. reider vs. implicit order; exuviae; fabio keiner; fugasatanae; grove of whispers; m.nomized; Øystein jørgensen; peter diphillips; serge sunne; Угасание
|Sadayatana 167: Endless - John Tocher|
At the surface - it was white death. Death of a needle-fingered cold driven before the wind, sucking heat from any warm thing. Cold - and white mist of endless, everlasting drift, the fine, fine particles of licking snow that obscured all things. - John W. Campbell, Jr., Who Goes There? (1938) startartisttitle00:00Anastasia VronskiCold Night05:50Chris Whiteheadabandoned Magnesium Works Hartlepool14:25Ivan BlackImmersion16:18Hope Every DayNavigating In The Sea (Where Anything Can Happen)26:25Ho...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; experimental; podcast; ajna & dronny darko; anastasia vronski; chris whitehead; hope every day; ivan black
|Sadayatana 165: Superficial and Relative - John Tocher|
...You were not there for The Beginning. You will not be there for The End.... Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative.... - William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch (1959) startartisttitle00:00Emerald RustlingBecomes A Breeding Ground00:02Emerald RustlingWay Into The Particles01:37Emerald RustlingNails Of Water04:02Dream TwicePart 206:14Emerald RustlingPrayer Soil09:55Emerald RustlingTopgallant14:44Dream TwicePart 117:14Dream TwicePart 320:29Emerald RustlingOrange Wast...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; experimental; podcast; desh alb; dream twice; drust iv & ullapul; emerald rustling; grove of whispers; pollux; the implicit order
|Sadayatana 166: A Sweet Ache - John Tocher|
A carnival in daylight is an unfinished beast, anyway. Rain makes it a ghost. The wheezing music from the empty, motionless rides in a soggy, rained-out afternoon midway always hit my chest with a sweet ache. The colored dance of lights in the seeping air flashed the puddles in the sawdust with an oily glamour. - Katherine Dunn, Geek Love (1989) startartisttitle00:00Stuart ChalmersWaking / Rebirth00:28Eucciapt.10:00Willy StamatiResponsorium18:13DARKSTAR83Twilight On The Still Water22:22DARKSTAR8...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; experimental; podcast; blank sphere; cdrx; darkstar83; eucci; grove of whispers; stuart chalmers; the implicit order; willy stamati; wings of an angel
|Sadayatana 168: Ecstasy and Horror - John Tocher|
There now ensued a series of incidents which transported me to the opposite extremes of ecstasy and horror; incidents which I tremble to recall and dare not seek to interpret. - H. P. Lovecraft, The Crawling Chaos (1921) startartisttitle00:00The Implicit OrderIt's Hard To Tell The Singer From The Song (Reprise)06:45Grove Of WhispersToon (unreleased)20:15Ars Sonor & Naimiyou and me (a new beginning)26:23Cryogenic WeekendEmbracing Arctic Waters41:36Ars Sonor & Naimibeautiful and dark41:46Cryogenic...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; experimental; podcast; ade hodges & cousin silas; ars sonor & naimi; cousin silas; creation vi & Осатанілий гнів; cryogenic weekend; grove of whispers; judith peacock cummings; livro branco; the implicit order; unlogic thing & king imagine
|Sadayatana 164: The Moon Garden - John Tocher|
...And surely I stopped very sudden; for she gripped me in that moment, and her hand shook as she held me; but when I would ask her what ailed, she bid me, very breathless, to say on, to say on. And, with a half understanding, I told her that I had but meant to speak of the Moon Garden, that was an olden and happy fancy of mine. - William Hope Hodgson, The Night Land (1912) startartisttitle00:00PtarkhCollapse01:39Head JointShapes (Inspired By The Music Of Klaus Schulze)21:25_Algol_HD 4030730:40...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; experimental; podcast; aairria; _algol_; head joint; kecap tuyul; ptarkh; ptarkh & sij
|Sadayatana 163: The Sound of The Wind - John Tocher|
No sooner had one season slipped out the door than the next came in by another door. A person might scramble to the closing door and call out, Hey, wait a minute, there’s one last thing I forgot to tell you. But nobody would be there any more. The door shuts tight. Already another season is in the room, sitting in a chair, striking a match to light a cigarette. Anything you forgot to mention, the stranger says, you might as well go ahead and tell me, and if it works out, I’ll get the message...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; experimental; podcast; astral & shit; atrio serenade; autumna; fellirium; helicalin; kenneth kirschner; mystified; nerthus; ovdk & bunk data; stellardrone
Downloads: 1,832 (1 review)
|Sadayatana 169: The Essence - John Tocher|
Nothing in the world is permanent, and we're foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we're still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy. - W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor's Edge (1943) startartisttitle00:00Mary E. Byrne and Eleanor H. HullBe Thou My Vision01:17Lucette BourdinInner Vastness09:55Lucette Bourdin and Darrell BurganSanatana24:39Grove Of ...
Keywords: ambient; drone; dark ambient; podcast; grove of whispers; grove of whispers (featuring jeff sampson); john tocher; judith peacock cummings; lucette bourdin; lucette bourdin and darrell burgan; lucette bourdin and phillip wilkerson; mary e. byrne and eleanor h. hull
|Sadayatana 158: Comes and Goes - John Tocher|
We all travel the milky way together, trees and men; but it never occurred to me until this storm-day, while swinging in the wind, that trees are travelers, in the ordinary sense. They make many journeys, not very extensive ones, it is true; but our own little comes and goes are only little more than tree-wavings -- many of them not so much. - John Muir, The Mountains of California (1894) startartisttitle00:00PolluxMist00:14KlopennPanspermia07:04Flat AffectSilhouetted Figures15:40O.S.I.S.Nod21:...
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|Sadayatana 144: A Kind of Fog - John Tocher|
All men are stuck in a kind of fog. They're surrounded by a wall of fog. They think this is perfectly normal, but it's not. It means that since they can't see much beyond their own little situation, they tend to vegetate. They need some immediate stimulus to keep them alert. - Colin Wilson, "The Black Room" (1975) startartisttitle00:00The Dark ConspiracyA' Phìob Mhòr07:38SonoprintGlitch Paintings13:25Vladimir HirschChiasmas16:08The Nanook IncidentThe Nanook Incident21:01Wings of an AngelThe G...
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|Sadayatana 055: Haunted Ruins - John Tocher|
...like knight and maiden meeting to exchange vows amongst haunted ruins. The starlight was good enough for that story, a light so faint and remote that it cannot resolve shadows into shapes, and show the other shore of a stream. I did look upon the stream that night and from the very place; it rolled silent and as black as Styx: the next day I went away, but I am not likely to forget what it was she wanted to be saved from when she entreated him to leave her while there was time...
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Downloads: 2,207 (1 review)
|Sadayatana 082: Forgotten Traffic - John Tocher|
In fact, the whole city was now asleep, part of an immense unconscious Europe, while he himself crawled about on a forgotten traffic island like the nightmare of this slumbering continent. - J. G. Ballard, Concrete Island (1974) startartisttitle00:00Charles Manson9/11/1967 & 1968 Studio Recordings01:54deafnessSoviet Devil05:46Another Neglected HobbyAquamarine30:04SM/SMThe Way Down37:20PSI (Vitaly Maklakov)Winter...
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Downloads: 1,148 (2 reviews)
|Sadayatana 143: The Flat Surface - John Tocher|
There are parts of Texas where a fly lives ten thousand years and a man can't die soon enough. Time gets strange there from too much sky, too many miles from crack to crease in the flat surface of the land. - Katherine Dunn, Geek Love (1989) startartisttitle00:00METEK & Josef NadekFriendly Fire Part 1 Collateral Murder Remix04:24Justin Robertsecret museum13:55R. LobsterDying Inside The Whale35:39PolluxDishonor46:51AnonymousTape0152:48Stephen BriggsIt's begun67:12Scott LawlorRain 170:47PolluxThe...
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|Sadayatana 156: A Little Soul - John Tocher|
What is man but a little soul holding up a corpse? - Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano (1947) startartisttitle00:00Grove of WhispersLive for 3 hours
Keywords: drone; experimental; noise; podcast; grove of whispers; sadayatana
|Sadayatana 088: Bizarre And Flawed - John Tocher|
I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you...
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|Sadayatana 072: Monstrous Fancies|
Some tracks from the new Joe Frawley: 13 Houses and The Mermaid . Very groovy as usual. Extensive use was make of the soundtracks of videos by Lifeloop and friends. At first I was just going to play this material as I find it rather compelling but then I discovered it's a type of electro-acoustic music called "Salon Bruit". I'll have to look into this more later but whatever it is, it made up a substantial part of the show...
Keywords: dark ambient; salon bruit; drone; podcast; angie yeowell (usa); cortijo y su combo; d'incise; fake mistress (de); gimu; joe frawley; jon 7; kirill platonkin; kwisp sturgeons; liberty news group; lifeloop and axoltl; lifeloop and coldcom; lifeloop and hexler; lifeloop and medium(h)avare; lifeloop/stoerfan sender/fake mistress/nexus; lifeloop; sylvain berthaux and baris dogrusoez; mahmoud refat (eg); marshall mcluhan; mr.leary; mystified; noisiv; noisiv and keyframed; nux vomica; pixyblink; preslav literary school (uk); subterrestrial
Downloads: 1,627 (1 review)
|Sadayatana 142: Quest Of Shudders - John Tocher|
This much I knew before my insistent questioning led my uncle to show me the notes which finally embarked us both on our hideous investigation. In my childhood the shunned house was vacant, with barren, gnarled and terrible old trees, long, queerly pale grass and nightmarishly misshapen weeds in the high terraced yard where birds never lingered. We boys used to overrun the place, and I can still recall my youthful terror not only at the morbid strangeness of this sinister vegetation, but at the ...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; experimental; podcast; caul; digital mass; fellirium; grove of whispers; james alaska; tristan shorr; james wyness; judith peacock cummings; kolpakopf; kostin michail; luciftias; lusruta; nagual art; neon lotus; peer saer; wolfsduister
|Sadayatana 162: The Whisperer - John Tocher|
To this day I do not know why I obeyed those whispers so slavishly, or whether I thought Akeley was mad or sane. After what had gone before, I ought to have been prepared for anything; but this mechanical mummery seemed so like the typical vagaries of crazed inventors and scientists that it struck a chord of doubt which even the preceding discourse had not excited. What the whisperer implied was beyond all human belief—yet were not the other things still farther beyond, and less preposterous o...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; experimental; podcast; bulkrate; christian doil; circle of pines; luciftias; mike abramowitz; stefan paulus; tree helicopter; tuonela
|Sadayatana 159: Silent Country - John Tocher|
...Perhaps the logical question to ask at this point is: Why go? The answer is that when a man has been there and undergone the baptism of solitude he can't help himself. Once he has been under the spell of the vast luminous, silent country, no other place is quite strong enough for him, no other surroundings can provide the supremely satisfying sensation of existing in the midst of something that is absolute...
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|Sadayatana 002: Eat Rice, Potatoes Make Your Butt BIG - John Tocher|
It's that time of year again... you know --turkey time. Except when you're a vegetarian you have to settle for tofu-turkey. If you can get it. Otherwise it's more like a biscuit, some mashed potatoes and cranberry something. It can suck being vegetarian, but never worse than on thanksgiving. I spent it in a flooded laundromat cleaning my socks. Which was good cause I needed to replace them after the water invaded my shoes...
Keywords: sadayatana; ambient; dark ambient; podcast
|Sadayatana 155: The Early Days - John Tocher|
Only the silent, sleepy, staring houses in the backwoods can tell all that has lain hidden since the early days; and they are not communicative, being loath to shake off the drowsiness which helps them forget. Sometimes one feels that it would be merciful to tear down these houses, for they must often dream. - H. P. Lovecraft, The Picture in the House (1921) startartisttitle00:00Obscure VisionsK'inich Janaab' Pakal06:28nojoinedex 6 minus 118:44CryosyncopyShower of Arachnids23:53CDRXThe Dreamsca...
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|Sadayatana 145: Unfinished Dream - John Tocher|
Were not the longing of the sad old men for the unfinished dream, the regret for days lost without ever being had, concealed in the secret of this house? Eguchi had thought before that girls who did not awaken were ageless freedom for old men. Asleep and unspeaking, they spoke as the old men wished. - Yasunari Kawabata, "The House of the Sleeping Beauties" (1961) startartisttitle00:00SenmuthEmptiness of Nun's Chaotic Waters02:12Item CaligoThey all smiled11:37BulkrateInto the portal of doom19:21...
Keywords: dark ambient; experimental; noise; podcast; blank sphere; bulkrate; caul; c. reider & desohll; evan williams; item caligo; seetyca; senmuth; slutmachine; sm/sm
|Sadayatana 095: Amongst The Tombs - John Tocher|
We are all our own graveyards I believe; we squat amongst the tombs of the people we were. If we're healthy, every day is a celebration, a Day of the Dead, in which we give thanks for the lives that we lived; and if we are neurotic we brood and mourn and wish that the past was still present. - Clive Barker, Foreword: Books of Blood 1-3 (1984-85) startartisttitle00:00Jack HertzCaterpillar Stem 2 (unreleased)01:21C...
Keywords: drone; dark ambient; experimental; podcast; c. reider; jack hertz; jon 7; mystified; pollux; vaughn monroe
|Sadayatana 148: The Real World - John Tocher|
What we see before us is just one tiny part of the world. We get in the habit of thinking, this is the world, but that's not true at all. The real world is a much darker and deeper place than this, and much of it is occupied by jellyfish and things. - Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (1997) startartisttitle00:00djbarneyFrequency Wave Original Mix00:50Lluvia AcidaGlaciar05:42Mary Shelley & The Implicit OrderDrakpost28:30senselessnessÀáñòèíåíòíûé Ñèíäðîì35:58Los Mel...
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|Sadayatana 147: Unity of Everything - John Tocher|
Objective knowledge, the idea of unity included, belongs to objective consciousness. The forms which express this knowledge when perceived by subjective consciousness are inevitably distorted and, instead of truth, they create more and more delusions. With objective consciousness it is possible to see and feel the unity of everything. But for subjective consciousness the world is split up into millions of separate and unconnected phenomena...
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|Sadayatana 139: Ancient Dark - John Tocher|
By then all stores of food had given out and murder was everywhere upon the land. The world soon to be largely populated by men who would eat your children in front of your eyes and the cities themselves held by cores of blackened looters who tunneled among the ruins and crawled from the rubble white of tooth and eye carrying charred and anonymous tins of food in nylon nets like shoppers in the commissaries of hell...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; noise; podcast; carlos ramirez; c.p. mcdill; dark frequencer; deafness; evan williams; film associates; inc; kinematik vke; malevolent alien being; nigul; occurrences in rain; senselessness; steam flow; tetsuro; the implicit order; the mourning dimension; urinate & negodiaev; wehwalt trio
|Sadayatana 114: Roots of Loneliness - John Tocher|
But even so, every now and then I would feel a violent stab of loneliness. The very water I drink, the very air I breathed, would feel like long, sharp needles. The pages of a book in my hands would take on the threatening metallic gleam of razor blades. I could hear the roots of loneliness creeping through me when the world was hushed at 4 o'clock in the morning. . - Haruki Murakami, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle (1997) startartisttitle00:00Nagual ArtAn den Winter01:54Wings Of An Angel & IonizerDe...
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|Sadayatana 092: Night Of A Thousand Crimes - John Tocher|
When I got home I mixed a stiff one and stood by the open window in the living room and sipped it and listened to the groundswell of traffic on Laurel Canyon Boulevard and looked at the glare of the big angry city hanging over the shoulder of the hills through which the boulevard had been cut. Far off the banshee wail of police or fire sirens rose and fell, never for very long completely silent. Twenty four hours a day somebody is running, somebody else is trying to catch him...
Keywords: dark ambient; experimental; drone; podcast; cdrx; dario moratilla; darius ciuta & luis antero; failure; kecap tuyul & mescalibur; n0i5eof7herose; paul wady; radio royal; sij; the implicit order; virgilio oliveira/gfr
|Sadayatana 153: The Way - John Tocher|
The electron is a theory we use; it is so useful in understanding the way nature works that we can almost call it real. - Richard Feynman, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (1985) startartisttitle00:00Kirill Makushin vs Grove of Whispersthursday reminded me of why I got busy18:48ChitinKepler 20f Intercept26:33The Implicit OrderOrange40:36Shane Morris and Scott LawlorThe Path to the Gods42:37The Denisovansyou're further away then anyone ever, but since you're a robot, you're not lonesome49:32Th...
Keywords: dark ambient; experimental; noise; podcast; akashic crow's nest; ars sonor; avon comedy four; ayn morgan and dan minoza; bing satellites; brother saturn; chitin; erik satie & peter j; grove of whispers; jeff duke; killer haven; kirill makushin vs grove of whispers; krll; luciftias; or poiesis; oystein jorgensen; scott lawlor; shane morris and scott lawlor; sirius radiance; the denisovans; the implicit order; tribe of astronauts; ulises labaronnie; xalm retribution
|Sadayatana 012: Come Back Later I'm Masticating - John Tocher|
Wow. Double wow. Nice live set by Dan Minoza, but then there were a few glitches. I think maybe streaming from Philly to Texas at 320kbps was not a good idea. What can I say, it worked when we were testing it. We'll have to do more tests later. I like this live stuff. I hope there will be more... Anyway on to the other wow --Dan was kind enough to send me his recording of his live set. So I dropped it into the podcast on top of the glitched version...
Keywords: sadayatana; ambient; dark ambient; podcast
|Sadayatana 014: Music Designed to Put Your Kids to Sleep - John Tocher|
A bit of a rough show. I did the best I could. A bit bummed out as Lucette Bourdin passed away yesterday. I didn't know her very well except by way of her music. We did get a chance to chat a bit in the stillstream chatroom. Nice lady who will live on through her music and art. I got to play some more from Joe Frawley. This time from his release "A Book of Dreams". I alternated his Tangerine Parts I through V with tracks from the new release from Jack Anderton: "The Missing Couple"...
Keywords: sadayatana; ambient; dark ambient; podcast
|Sadayatana 122: Speed and Violence - John Tocher|
I think the key image of the 20th century is the man in the motor car. It sums up everything: the elements of speed, drama, aggression, the junction of advertising and consumer goods with the technological landscape. The sense of violence and desire, power and energy; the shared experience of moving together through an elaborately signalled landscape. We spend a substantial part of our lives in the motor car, and the experience of driving condenses many of the experiences of being a human being....
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|Sadayatana 125: Out of Blood - John Tocher|
It did not seem possible that Wendy Wright had been born out of blood and internal organs like other people. In proximity to her he felt himself to be a squat, oily, sweating, uneducated nurt whose stomach rattled and whose breath wheezed. Near her he became aware of the physical mechanisms which kept him alive; within him machinery, pipes and valves and gas-compressors and fan belts had to chug away at a losing task, a labor ultimately doomed...
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|Sadayatana 151: I Am The Fire - John Tocher|
Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire. - Jorge Luis Borges, Other Inquisitions (1952) For FaZe EXile's father, who passed away recently. startartisttitle00:00Slo-BloMancora00:28AloardiThe Hague Wind Across Metal Grid08:55Arcane WavesThe Sanitarium s Deepest Corridors23:25Mary Shelley & The Implicit OrderDrakpost50:44Enrique MaraverR...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; experimental; podcast; aloardi; arcane waves; deafness; elizabeth veldon; enrique maraver; grove of whispers; mary shelley & the implicit order; naked city cinema; patrick j scanlon; slo-blo; swaying smoke; jorge luis borges
|Sadayatana 157: Shadow of Decay - John Tocher|
All life is fundamentally & inextricably sad, with the perpetual snatching away of all the chance combinations of image & vista & mood that we become attached to, & the perpetual encroachment of the shadow of decay upon illusions of expansion & liberation which buoyed us up & spurred us on in youth. - H. P. Lovecraft, Letter to Frank Belknap Long (27 February 1931) startartisttitle00:00Ars Sonorreturn of the unborn02:15The Implicit OrderNight Wandering09:20Bird Paradigmashroud14:08Willy Stamati...
Keywords: drone; experimental; dark ambient; podcast; alan morse davies; ars sonor; bird paradigma; elizabeth veldon; grove of whispers; lusruta; perceptual defence; scott lawlor; the implicit order; ulises labaronnie; willy stamati
|Sadayatana 160: Eternity Remains - John Tocher|
Be it life or death, we crave only reality. If we are really dying, let us hear the rattle in our throats and feel cold in the extremities; if we are alive, let us go about our business. Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains. - Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854) startartisttitle00:00MetamorfrozenStorms of Neptune00:57Malevolent Alien BeingComet26:32cdrxTra...
Keywords: drone; dark ambient; soundscape; podcast; alan morse davies; atilio doreste; cdrx; david velez; i.m.m.u.r.e; james wyness; luis antero; malevolent alien being; metamorfrozen; nina tarasova; zieltogend
|Sadayatana 152: Secret Chambers - John Tocher|
Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations without having explored his own labyrinth of dark passages and secret chambers, and without finding what lies behind doorways that he himself has sealed. - Stanislaw Lem, Solaris (1961) startartisttitle00:00Tribe of AstronautsRain 103:01K.M.KrebsRain I44:57Tribe Of AstronautsRain 397:09Akashic Crow's NestRain 197:38GhostheoryRain146:24Tribe of AstronautsRain 2148:21Rolling Calf SinfonetteRain II162:51833-45Rain I165:31Xalm Retribu...
Keywords: drone; dark ambient; experimental; podcast; 833-45; akashic crow's nest; avon comedy four; ghostheory; k.m.krebs; rolling calf sinfonette; tribe of astronauts; xalm retribution
|Sadayatana 003: Agin' and Ragin' - John Tocher|
Starting with an hour long piece by Palancar that reminds me of Eno's bell studies and experiments I did inspired by same. Most of the rest of the show is devoted to dark ambient releases from the dna-productions netlabel. And finishing with a game of tag between To Repel Ghosts and Nagual Art --this is as christmas-y as I will be getting. * Palancar: Singularity * DJ Speaks Epsilon Eridani: Lamentos Lejanos * Epsilon Eridani: Falling Asleep * Epsilon Eridani: Unknown Message Received From A Di...
Keywords: sadayatana; ambient; dark ambient; podcast
|Sadayatana 085: Control A Dream - John Tocher|
I believe that the truth of the matter is far more terrifying, that the real truth that dare not speak itself is that no one is in control, absolutely no one. This stuff is ruled by the equations of dynamics and chaos. There may be entities seeking control, but to seek control is to take enormous aggravation upon yourself. It's like trying to control a dream. - Terence McKenna, Dreaming Awake at the End of Time (1998) startartisttitle00:00OmbientLive on Sadayatana59:19Bing SatellitesLoop 962:15...
Keywords: dark ambient; noise; industrial; podcast; (0)+hers; 8m2stereo; anton mobin & luis antero; backyard ghost; bing satellites; bix beiderbecke; c.p. mcdill; c. reider and caerie; darius ciuta; djinnestan; fractured persona; jarguna; john tocher; j. s. bach; kolpakopf; mu'id ibn al nur; mystified & ctephin; ombient; rebekkah hilgraves; stahlfabrik; the implicit order; various nsi
|Sadayatana 010: Tale of The Lost Boat - John Tocher|
Couple cool tracks from the new Mayfairgrin release "This Delicate Confusion" on Webbed Hand Records. The rest of it is like a wacky electronica thing (wacky good!) The drumming on that "Sleep For Now" track reminds me of Peter Gabriel's "Last Temptation of Christ" soundtrack. The rest is as you see below... except I got to play another unreleased track from Magnetic Wind's upcoming release "La Petite Morte": "L'enfant fille (Baby Girl)"...
Keywords: sadayatana; ambient; dark ambient; podcast
|Sadayatana 149: The True Courage - John Tocher|
Many people today believe that cynicism requires courage. Actually, cynicism is the height of cowardice. It is innocence and open-heartedness that requires the true courage -- however often we are hurt as a result of it. - Erica Jong, How to Save Your Own Life (1977) startartisttitle00:03Body 13Carvings Will Cover Your Entire Person06:48Grove of WhispersMusic for Air Conditioners part 1 (unreleased)38:47Scott LawlorAtmospheric Radiation59:00FelliriumChasing the spiral86:00Serge SunneAlien, Cold...
Keywords: drone; dark ambient; experimental; podcast; annette hanshaw; body 13; fellirium; grove of whispers; jmmiii; scott lawlor; serge sunne
|Sadayatana 126: A Guided Dream - John Tocher|
Writing is nothing more than a guided dream. - Jorge Luis Borges, El informe de Brodie (1970) startartisttitle00:00senselessnessCuDu02:06PtarkhInsulin14:49Moon RiverMoon River Singers16:15Wandering Wind & WMRIRequiem for the Past19:49EugeneKhaApril 2012: Rain, Thunder, Just Moscow Day27:29Dark FlowRedshift33:38Iker Ormazabal; Oier Iruretagoiena136:42Ars Sonor & MutateOceanic Tide (The End of a Road)39:50elizabeth veldonfriday: the general synopsis44:24Iker Ormazabal; Oier Iruretagoiena247:30Pta...
Keywords: dark ambient; experimental; soundscapes; podcast; ars sonor & mutate; dark flow; elizabeth veldon; eugenekha; frozen ocean; grove of whispers; gunshae; hash-head; iker ormazabal; oier iruretagoiena; irene west royal hawaiians; moon river; ptarkh; ptarkh & wmri; senselessness; wandering wind & wmri; wmri
|Sadayatana 073: In The Name of Peace - John Tocher|
A mixture of martial industrial and religious and devotional musics, chant, drone etc. Themes of warfare and the transitory nature of existence run throughout. New release from sendem.ru, KolpakopF: "Immersion dans l'air". Call to prayer and Indonesian rain courtesy of the Indonesian Sound Archive. Thank you. Thanks again to C.P. McDill, the mastermind behind Webbed Hand Records for another great 78 to close the show...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; martial industrial; podcast; autopsia; bedoze; black cinema with kenji siratori; chalkwhitehands; cisfinitum; demagolka; depsos; bintaro; jakarta; djbacon; doc; dronetrack2; dunkel aesthetics; ices ov; in scissors; kolpakopf; kraftfaghrkorps; life toward twilight; marc-henri arfeux; red army state chorus and ensemble; salakapakka sound system; sanhedrin; softspace; sundummy; torsten hentschel; vesica piscis; vladimír hirsch
|Sadayatana 130: Flow Away - John Tocher|
Year after year students tumble along like the waters of a river. They flow away, and only the teacher is left behind, like some deeply buried rock at the bottom of the current. - Abe Kobo, The Woman in the Dunes (1962) startartisttitle00:00Ian D HawgoodEarmuffs Blocking Out The City Noise03:50Red FogBeyond The Halogen Halls14:07Sun HammerOffice Music (for Justin Snow)23:04Spectra AtmosphericTrail Of Drone32:27Duncan GoddardThey're Not Loops42:37Spectra AtmosphericGlow From The Abyss57:08IOK-1D...
Keywords: dark ambient; podcast; akoustik timbre frekuency; cheikh benhamida; duncan goddard; eugenekha; gerry miroux; ian d hawgood; iok-1; mutmut; primus; ptarkh; ptarkh & sij; red fog; rigel centaurus; spectra atmospheric; sun hammer; usher - zreen toyz; willy stamati; wings of an angel
|Sadayatana 150: Pool of Memory - John Tocher|
Some slight haziness there may have been, as if a few dark drops had fallen into the clear pool of memory; certain things had become a little dimmed; but that was all. - Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography (1928) startartisttitle00:00Antropsy vs 1.194 trips to dissociateYour Ocean Is Mine00:41MystifiedFrosted Tundra04:19Grove Of Whispersexperimental (unreleased)12:06Malevolent Alien BeingThe Eye Of God38:31Nagual ArtAdoria44:32Druhá SmrtRecurrent52:28Nagual ArtBedroom Visitors53:12ImmundusGaz...
Keywords: dark ambient; drone; experimental; podcast; 02; altocumulus; antropsy vs 1.194 trips to dissociate; backyard ghost; grove of whispers; halgrath; malevolent alien being; nagual art; nors'klh; tree helicopter
|Sadayatana 121: In The Darkness - John Tocher|
You are part of my existence, part of myself. You have been in every line I have ever read, since I first came here, the rough common boys whose poor heart you wounded even then. You have been in every prospect I have ever seen since - on the river, on the sails of the ships, on the marshes, in the clouds, in the light, in the darkness, in the wind, in the woods, in the sea, in the streets. You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with...
Keywords: dark ambient; experimental; drone; podcast; anonymous; grove of whispers; hjalmar peterson; i.m.m.u.r.e; measureless painting; melophobia; red fog; shinichiroa; charles dickens, great expectations
|Sadayatana 069: The Inevitable Hour - John Tocher|
Mostly this show is about automated random whispers over drones and stretched out classical music. Much inspiration is taken from the music of György Ligeti. It works fairly well and I enjoy result. I think you will too. Whispers provided by Ayn Morgan reading (whispering) from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's "The Little Prince", Charles Baudelaire's "Flowers of Evil" and T.S. Eliot's "The Wasteland"...
Keywords: drone; experimental; noise; podcast; audran arcanek; backyard ghost; christian galarreta; circle of pines; darkness and silence; edith lorand & her orchestra; filip gorecki; globoscuro; hidekazu wakabayashi and lap dancer; il taglia; luciftias; luftpirat; mcklain; mendigo; metek vs. nordbeck; mystified; nagual art; playing with nuns; red army state chorus and ensemble; scene; sobota; turmoil; w.x